Spider Web Cookies for Halloween

These Spider Web Cookies are so cute and really easy to make. Use store-bought sugar cookie dough to make these super easy or use your own sugar cookie recipe. With just a few ingredients and very little time, you’ll have some fun Halloween treats for your party or for a fun snack.

spider web cookies for Halloween

Spider Web Cookies

Here’s What I love about these Halloween Cookies:

  • easy to make
  • very few ingredients
  • you can make a variety of colors just by changing the food coloring gel
spider web cookies for Halloween

FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make these Spider Web Cookies?

You can make these cookies up to a few days in advance. Store at room temperature. If stored in the fridge, condensation may cause the color to run or bleed

Storage: Store these cookies unwrapped at room temperature. You can cover them, but if it is too hot, humidity might cause moisture to build up in your container and cause the colors to bleed

Freezing: Once the gel coloring has been set and will not run, freeze cookies with wax paper in a freezer bag.

Do I Have to Use Gel Icing to Make the Web?

No. I found that using the gel frosting already in a frosting tub was the easiest. You can also use a dark or Halloween-colored frosting as your web.

Do I have to use the Powdered Sugar Icing?

No. Although the powdered sugar glaze is easy and delicious…You can use any frosting recipe you have or use the white frosting right out of a can of store-bought frosting

What Colors Can I Make the Web?

I’d stick to Halloween colors. Purple, Monster Green, Black, Orange, or Yellow would all make great spider webs

Tips and Tricks:

  • when making your frosting, you can thicken it or thin it out as much as you’d like. To thicken your frosting, add more powdered sugar. To thin your frosting or glaze add more liquid.
  • you can use water or milk to make the glaze
spider web cookies

Are you ready to make these cute and spooky cookies for Halloween? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

Ingredients:

  • sugar cookies baked and cooled
  • powdered sugar – this will be used to make a white icing
  • water – water should be added a little bit at a time until you get the desired consistency of the icing
  • almond extract – this can be interchanged with clear vanilla extract although I prefer almond for flavoring. If you use brown vanilla extract, your white will take on a creamy white color
  • black gel icing in a frosting tub

How do you make spider web cookies?

Full instructions in the recipe printable below 

  • spread white icing onto the cookies
  • use an icing tube to make a bull’s eye type target onto the cookie
  • use a toothpick to pull the colored icing from the dot in the middle to the outer circles making a web

More Halloween Treats to Make 

Reese’s Pumpkin Spider

Haunted Forest Halloween Brownies 

Halloween Candy Bark 

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spider web cookies for Halloween

Spider Web Cookies for Halloween

Fun and easy Spider Web Halloween cookies to make
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 45cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • toothpick

Ingredients

  • 24 sugar cookies baked and cooled (I used store-bought refrigerated cookie dough)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water approximate
  • 2 tsp. almond extract approximate
  • 1 oz. black writing gel or writing icing

Instructions

  • in a medium-sized bowl mix the powdered sugar and water
  • add up to 2 tsp. of almond extract – being careful that it isn’t making the icing too thin
  • spread the powdered sugar icing onto cookies

Making the web

  • use the tube of black frosting or icing to make a dot in the center of the cookie
  • make 3 circles around the dot
  • just like you are slicing a pie into triangle slices…use a toothpick to pull the colored icing from the center circle to the outer circle

Notes

nutrition facts are only an estimate 

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make these Spider Web Cookies?

You can make these cookies up to a few days in advance. Store at room temperature. If stored in the fridge, condensation may cause the color to run or bleed
Storage: Store these cookies unwrapped at room temperature. You can cover them, but if it is too hot, humidity might cause moisture to build up in your container and cause the colors to bleed
Freezing: Once the gel coloring has been set and will not run, freeze cookies with wax paper in a freezer bag.

Do I Have to Use Gel Icing to Make the Web?

No. I found that using the gel frosting already in a frosting tub was the easiest. You can also use a dark or Halloween-colored frosting as your web.

Do I have to use the Powdered Sugar Icing?

No. Although the powdered sugar glaze is easy and delicious…You can use any frosting recipe you have or use the white frosting right out of a can of store-bought frosting

What Colors Can I Make the Web?

I’d stick to Halloween colors. Purple, Monster Green, Black, Orange, or Yellow would all make great spider webs

Tips and Tricks:

  • when making your frosting, you can thicken it or thin it out as much as you’d like. To thicken your frosting, add more powdered sugar. To thin your frosting or glaze add more liquid.
  • you can use water or milk to make the glaze

Nutrition

Calories: 45cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 0.2mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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